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Senator Elizabeth Warren Opposes “Audit The Fed” Bill

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  • She wants the central banking in America, and in the rest of the world to remain exactly as it is. 
  • Despite her favor among mainstream liberals, Warren has proven herself to be an enemy of freedom. In the past, Warren has spoken in favor of drug prohibition, gun prohibition, and war in the middle east.
  • Let's Not Be Fooled By Bernie Sanders & Elizabeth Warren

John Vibes, AntiMedia

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Nate Beeler

February 15, 2014 | Senator Elizabeth Warren, the pro-establishment puppet who pretends to be a champion of the people, has recently announced her opposition to the “Audit The Fed” bill, because it would allow for too much “meddling” in monetary policy.

It is true that the Federal Reserve should be abolished immediately, auditing the Federal Reserve is a move that is far too little far too late, but the recent “Audit The Fed” bill is at least a symbolic statement against central banking in the United States.

John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can find his … book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.

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Financial Warfare and the EU Showdown: Greece Takes on the Vampire Squid

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  • Greece and the troika (the International Monetary Fund, the EU, and the European Central Bank) are in a dangerous game of chicken. The Greeks have been threatened with a “Cyprus-Style prolonged bank holiday” if they “vote wrong.” But they have been bullied for too long and are saying “no more.”
  • Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe
  • The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants to Tell You

Ellen Brown, Global Research

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PBI-weblogo.jpg?1412977909January 7, 2015 | A return to the polls was triggered in December, when the Parliament rejected Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ pro-austerity candidate for president. In a general election, now set for January 25th, the EU-skeptic, anti-austerity, leftist Syriza party is likely to prevail. Syriza captured a 3% lead in the polls following mass public discontent over the harsh austerity measures Athens was forced to accept in return for a €240 billion bailout.

Austerity has plunged the economy into conditions worse than in the Great Depression. As Professor Bill Black observes, the question is not why the Greek people are rising up to reject the barbarous measures but what took them so long.

Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute, and author of twelve books including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her websites are http://WebofDebt.com, http://PublicBankSolution.com, and http://PublicBankingInstitute.org.

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Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe, Ian Traynor, and Helena Smith, Guardian

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  • Voters reject EU austerity for radical alternative of far-left party
  • Upstarts fall two seats short of an overall majority
  • ‘Greece has turned a page,’ says 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras
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The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants to Tell You, Robert Reich, LA Progressive

  • If government doesn’t spend more right now and get Americans back to work, we could be out of work for years. And the debt will be with us even longer. And politics could get much uglier.
  • What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages

The Truth About Jobs That No One Wants to Tell You

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  • If government doesn’t spend more right now and get Americans back to work, we could be out of work for years. And the debt will be with us even longer. And politics could get much uglier.
  • What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages

Robert Reich, LA Progressive

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Job-loss.giUnemployment will almost certainly remain in double digits next year — and may remain there for some time. And for every person who shows up as unemployed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ household survey, you can bet there’s another either too discouraged to look for work or working part time who’d rather have a full-time job or else taking home less pay than before (I’m in the last category, now that the University of California has instituted pay cuts). And there’s yet another person who’s more fearful that he or she will be next to lose a job.

In other words, ten percent unemployment really means twenty percent underemployment or anxious employment. All of which translates directly into late payments on mortgages, credit cards, auto and student loans, and loss of health insurance. It also means sleeplessness for tens of millions of Americans. And, of course, fewer purchases (more on this in a moment).

Robert Reich is an American political economist, professor, author, and political commentator. He's the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

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What the AFL-CIO Did Not Say About Raising Wages, Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer, LA Progressive

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Series | Haiti A Shaky Recovery, Part 3: Revival of Haiti’s withered coffee industry would boost rural livelihoods.

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Haiti’s storied coffee industry collapsed in the 1980s amid political instability and low prices. Now, it is once again seen as a promising avenue for development — but local farmers need to get reacquainted with the bean.

Ángel González, Seattle (WA) Times

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2025390690.jpgOgisna Journal, president of a coffee cooperative in Haiti, participates in Catholic Relief Services’ Mountains to Markets project. Journal was recently at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual meeting in Seattle.  Mike Siegel / the Seattle Times

Enoch Télémaque, a 47-year-old farmer, remembers when the misty mountains at Haiti’s southwestern tip were among the richest pillars of a booming coffee industry.

“Everything was covered with coffee,” he said, pointing to the hills surrounding the shack where the town’s tiny coffee cooperative shelters from the rain. When he was a child, said Télémaque, raindrops meant “Everybody put on their gear to go out and plant coffee.”

Haiti was once the world’s largest coffee producer, though deforestation and neglect erased that wealth decades ago.

Ángel GonzálezSeattle (WA) Times business reporter

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Part 2: Push to make Haiti an e-cash economy fell far short

In the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, few people have bank accounts. But cheap cellphones are ubiquitous, and for people like Johanna Joseph, they are the sole link with any form of banking.

Part 1: Five years after quake, emerging northern Haiti faces challenges

It’s been half a decade since a 7.0 earthquake ravaged Haiti, and a tiny northern fishing village has its first electricity, illuminating both the nation’s recovery and the obstacles slowing its progress.

Syriza’s historic win puts Greece on collision course with Europe

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  • Voters reject EU austerity for radical alternative of far-left party
  • Upstarts fall two seats short of an overall majority
  • ‘Greece has turned a page,’ says 40-year-old leader Alexis Tsipras
  • Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy, In 2 Charts

Ian Traynor, and Helena Smith, Guardian

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Monday 26 January 2015 | European politics has been plunged into a volatile new era following an historic victory in Greece’s general election by far-left radicals committed to ending years of austerity.

More than five years into the euro crisis that started in Greece in October 2009 and raised questions about the single currency’s survival, Greek voters roundly rejected the savage spending cuts and tax rises imposed by Europe which reduced the country to penury.

Ian Traynor is the Guardian's European editor. He is based in Brussels.

 

Helena Smith is the Guardian's correspondent in Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.

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Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy, In 2 Charts, Mark Gongloff, Huffington Post

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  • "Congress has severely damaged the economy with deep spending cuts in a misguided attempt to solve a short-term debt crisis that simply does not exist," wrote Center for American Progress (CAP) economists Harry Stein and Adam Hersh.
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